Orient Express

Orient Express

An Entertainment

Book - 2004
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"The purser took the last landing-card in his hand and watched the passengers cross the wet quay, over a wilderness of rails and points, round the corners of abandoned trucks."
 
As the Orient Express hurtles across Europe on its three-day journey from Ostend to Constantinople, its voyage binds together the lives of several of its passengers in a fateful interlock. The menagerie of characters includes Coral Musker, a beautiful chorus girl; Carleton Myatt, a rich Jewish businessman; Richard John, a mysterious and kind doctor returning to his native Belgrade; the spiteful journalist Mabel Warren; and Josef Grunlich, a cunning, murderous burglar.
 
What happens to these strangers as they put on and take off their masks of identity and passion, all the while confessing, prevaricating, and reaching out to one another in the "veracious air" of the onrushing train, makes for one of Graham Greene's most exciting and suspenseful stories. Originally published in 1933, Orient Express was Greene's first major success. This Penguin Deluxe Edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Illustrates the unusual relationship between a man and a woman traveling on the Orient Express.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2004
ISBN: 9780142437919
0142437913
Branch Call Number: FICTION GREENE
FICTION GREENE
Characteristics: 197 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Stamboul train

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brocks30
Oct 07, 2014

May I hold it at Austin-Irving ?

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lukasevansherman
Sep 27, 2014

Greene's fourth novel, but his first important one, even though he modestly classified it as an "entertainment." He throws together a colorful crew of passengers (the chorus girl! the doctor! the journalist! the Jewish guy!) on the famous train and watches the sparks fly. This deluxe edition, issued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth, features a cool cover and an introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Originally published under the title "Stamboul Train."

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shadowcat1234
Oct 17, 2009

Graham Greene never fails to deliver something that always Tweaks the soul. Not to be confused with Murder on the Orient Express . which i admit confused my big brain for a moment or more, till it kicked into gear. Excellent book .

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